Samsung Galaxy A73 spotted at Geekbench with a Snapdragon 778G chipset
The Samsung Galaxy A73 will be more powerful than we originally expected – leaked specs claimed that it will use the same Snapdragon 750G as the A52 5G (there was never an A72 5G), however, Geekbench results point to the Galaxy A52s 5G chipset instead ( note the ‘s’).
We’re talking about the Snapdragon 778G, a chip coming from TSMC’s 6 nm foundries with four Cortex-A78 based cores cores (one of which running at 2.5 GHz) and four A55 based cores, plus a near flagship Adreno 642L GPU, a triple ISP and a 5G modem (X53).
Samsung Galaxy A73 (SM-A736B) runs Geekbench with Snapdragon 778G chipset
This particular unit packed 8 GB of RAM and ran Android 12, certainly with One UI on top (should be v4.1). You can check out our A52s 5G review for a preview of how this chip will perform.
The A73 is going for the Snapdragon 778G, but does not mean that the A53 will follow. The Google Play Console already leaked an Exynos 1200 version of the A53 5G. In fact, we’re not 100% sure that we will get a 4G versions of the A73 and A53. The Galaxy A13 and A23 that launched last week do have 4G versions, but those are entry-level models.
Leaked specs for the Galaxy A73 include a 6.7 ”Super AMOLED display (FHD +, 120 Hz), a 108 MP main camera, a 12 MP and an 8 MP cameras (likely ultra wide and telephoto), a 2 MP helper and, finally, a 5,000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A73 (speculative renders), image credit
For comparison, the A53 will be smaller (6.52 ”display, 120 Hz AMOLED) with the same 5,000 mAh battery capacity (and 25W charging), but the camera is expected to stick with a 64 MP sensor in the main, a telephoto lens is unlikely. Another leak suggested that the Galaxy A53 price tag will read € 470 (a bit higher than the A52s 5G launch price).
As for the Galaxy A73 price, we do not know that yet, nor a launch date (we’ve heard rumors, but the launch date was definitely wrong as it was for December). For what it’s worth, there is a Galaxy F23 unveiling scheduled for tomorrow (March 8), but that is a local launch for India and we do not expect to see the A53 / A73 models to tag along.